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Layered Technologies Brings 3Tera's AppLogic Cloud Computing Solution for Windows to the Grid

Businesses reduce complexity by transferring their Windows environment from physical servers to the virtualization platform

Layered Technologies has announced it will give enterprise customers the option of transferring their Microsoft Windows operating system (Windows OS) environment to an AppLogic-based cloud computing solution. Layered Tech will use 3Tera's AppLogicT 2.4 to enable customers to run their Windows OS platform in a virtual computing environment, which means customers will have the same high-availability as their dedicated physical servers but with far more scalability, all for a fraction of the cost.

"In the current economic conditions where everyone is looking to spend less but still achieve their business objectives and profitability, Layered Tech is presenting customers with a particularly compelling opportunity to significantly cut costs by consolidating their Windows OS server operations onto our virtualization platform," said Jack Finlayson, CEO of Layered Tech. "By bringing Windows OS onto The Grid Layer, we are literally creating a market that didn't have a place before. To achieve virtualization's high-availability, scalability and replication in a physical server environment would cost customers millions, yet with Layered Tech their cost is a tiny fraction of that."

In conjunction with its new Windows OS/virtualization offering, Layered Tech has launched an Early Adopter Program so that existing customers can transfer some of their Windows OS servers to Layered Tech's grid to evaluate cost saving opportunities, as well as operational and performance improvements that come with Layered Tech's virtualization solutions.

In addition to the Windows OS environment, Layered Tech continues to offer The Grid Layer to enterprises and companies that use other operating systems, such as Linux and Unix. Customers of Layered Tech's Grid Layer, including those operating on Windows OS, are now available to take advantage of its DEFCON managed services, enabling enterprises to scale the level of data center and server management that best fits their individual needs.

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